This is our new tasty treat of the year. It is a variation on poor mans lobster.
If you don't know what that is, here you go...
Poor Mans Lobster is basically any fish that has been boiled and then dipped in butter.
Typically they say that Burbot is the "real" poor mans lobster, but I have done it with perch, walleye and pike.
Our "poppers" are similar...but better!
Get 2 cups of water to a boil, then add 1 cup of sugar and bring to a boil again.
Next add the fish (walleye is preferred but any fish will work)
It will only take 5-6 min to turn the fillets white and flakey.
Remove from the water and lay them on a paper towel to dry them a bit.
Next melt some butter in a small cup or pot.
Add a dab of garlic powder (to taste), dash of black pepper, dash of paprika, and a dash or 2 of salt.
Stir this butter concoction.
Finally, thinly slice some dill pickles and cut them into 1/2 inch squares. We use the pre-sliced pickles, it is easier and saves time.
Take a chunk of walleye, dip into the butter and place it on the pickle slice. EAT.
These are also really good on saltine crackers or just eat the walleye straight up out of the butter.